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10/27/14
Barça Sets Up Shop In Hong Kong

Barcelona opened its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong in May with an eye to adding commercial partners, and officials hinted that the club's footballers "could soon visit the city," according to the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Barcelona VP Javier Faus said that "the Spanish giants would not be put off ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, China

10/27/14
Indian Olympic Association Slams AIBA

Slamming the Amateur Int'l Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to "not only hand provisional suspension" to boxer Sarita Devi but also to India’s Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that "the move is an insult to ...

Tags: Olympics, India

10/24/14
Samsung, IPC Extend Partnership

Samsung Electronics has signed an agreement with the Int'l Paralympic Committee to extend its partnership through to beyond the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. For the next six years of this agreement, Samsung, which has sponsored the IPC since '06, will remain one of the IPC's official worldwide paral ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

10/24/14
KCF To Monitor Riders' Biological Passports

The Kazakhstan Cycling Federation, "hit by three recent doping cases" within the Astana racing team, announced "a collaboration with the country’s national anti-doping center (KazNADC) to monitor the biological passport of its riders," according to the AFP. In a joint memorandum, the two sides ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

10/24/14
Singapore Concedes Loss To Japan

Singapore "effectively conceded it has lost out to Japan to become the 18th Super Rugby side," according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. Although the South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby (SANZAR) "has not officially announced which Asian country would host the new team in an expanded competi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

10/23/14
HKFA Says It Learned From ARG Friendly

A top football official "revealed massive financial losses" amounting to HK$11M ($1.4M) for last week's friendly between Argentina and Hong Kong, "admitting a valuable lesson had been learned," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Only 20,230 spectators "turned out for the match ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China

10/23/14
HK To Kick Off New Reward System

The Hong Kong government said that a new scheme "will kick off soon to reward retired athletes with a lump sum to help them in their future careers," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Jonathan McKinley said that "all full-time athle ...

Tags: Finance, China

10/23/14
Mohd Sporting Facing Existential Crisis

At a time when the Indian Super League "has added a touch of glamour to football in the country," Mohammedan Sporting, one of the nation’s oldest clubs, "is facing an existential crisis," according to Drimi Chaudhuri of the DECCAN HERALD. Due to a "severe financial crisis," the 123-year-old cl ...

Tags: Franchises, India

10/23/14
Prince Ali Could Run For FIFA Presidency

Latest rumors are that Asia's FIFA VP Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan "has been persuaded to run for the presidency of FIFA," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. If confirmed, he could be the third candidate prepared to take on current FIFA President Sepp Blatter "in his bid fo ...

Tags: International Football, Asia

10/23/14
WICB Seeks Meeting With BCCI

In its bid to repair the damages caused by the West Indies team's sudden pullout of the India series, an "embarrassed" West Indies Cricket Board "has sought a meeting" with the Board of Control for Cricket in India and expressed sorrow for the "unfortunate turn of events," according to the PTI. Foll ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

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